Man faces 3 murder counts in California rampage

July 15, 2014
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Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014. During a 20-minute emergency phone call, Marin talked to a barricaded suspect, who called Saturday afternoon and said, "I killed someone." She persuaded the man to surrender while another operator relayed information to officers surrounding the house where he was holed up. Alexis Bartoli, the other emergency services operator is at left. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena has been charged with three counts of murder.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 44-year-old John Izeal Smith also faces three counts of attempted murder.

Smith is accused of killing 90-year-old Luis Fernando Aguiar inside a house and 59-year-old Maria Teresa Aguiar outside the dwelling on Saturday.

A neighbor, 31-year-old Jose Hernandez Iribe, was also fatally shot.

Two other people were grazed by bullets and shrapnel. One of the attempted-murder counts alleges an attempt to kill a police officer.

Investigators say Smith fired a total of 40 bullets.

He was arrested after a 90-minute standoff.

Smith appeared in court Tuesday but arraignment was postponed until August. It's not clear whether he's hired an attorney.